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0 Replies and 397 Views Rotational slap hitting in fastpitch softball  397  0 Started by  James McVey My daughter is a left handed slap hitter. When slapping they teach a cross over step so you hit the ball off of your back foot (left) pointing towards the short stop and keeping the pelvis closed to drive the ball into the left side of the infield or gaps. Is there a way to teach slapping with a rotational swing for more power and less use of the hands
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25 Jan 2019 10:59 PM
0 Replies and 471 Views Do you ever work online with high school players?  471  0 Started by  Matthew Roshkow Hi Chris, I am a loyal fan and subscriber to your site. Really admire what you have to say. I am in New York. Do you ever do any online consulting. Thanks, Matt
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25 Nov 2018 06:53 PM
0 Replies and 745 Views Swingrail  745  0 Started by  Cameron Alvarado Is the swingrail product a good way of teaching a kid how to be rotational
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20 Jun 2018 03:26 PM
3 Replies and 1004 Views Distance from plate  1004  3 Started by  Tyler Barrett With a rotational swing, it seems like you might want to typically be closer to the plate. If you are too far away, you will have a tendency to start casting. Too close and it will too hard to hit the inside pitches. Does anyone have any insight on determining how far away from the plate a player should set up
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by  Chris O'LearyJump to last post
19 Feb 2018 11:10 AM
8 Replies and 994 Views My 14 U Son's Swing  994  8 Started by  Matthew Roshkow I post this not in the spirit of getting free hitting advice -- tho I'm always open to good advice -- but in a sort of desperate attempt to sort out the insane damage that my son's first hitting instructor dealt to his swing and ultimately his confidence. Guy was stone cold down and through, hands straight to the ball, Power V at contact, the whole nine yards. My son was 12 at the time. I took him away from that instructor as one might extricate a helpless teenager from a cult. Then spent two...
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by  Matthew RoshkowJump to last post
16 Feb 2018 10:29 PM
1 Replies and 730 Views Dealing with coaches teaching bad mechanics  730  1 Started by  Tyler Barrett Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with your son’s coach when he is teaching things contrary to what I am teaching from this site I’ve told my 10U son to verify with me before he tries to implement anything his coach tells him, but I see this getting to be a problem as this season goes forward. For example, he keeps telling my son to keep his elbows down in his ready stance, especially his front elbow. I think he looks like he is just n a very good ready position, but the coach keeps har...
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by  Steve JohnsonJump to last post
14 Feb 2018 12:48 PM
1 Replies and 952 Views Direct Load Launch??  952  1 Started by  Steve Johnson I saw this mentioned on baseball fever. Here's a link to the post mentioning it. https://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/general-baseball/baseball-101-coaching-fundamentals/3463513-14u-tee-swing-videop=3465177post3465177 I had never heard the term before and the folks over there are pretty cocky and I don't get the impression they have any interest in actually explaining what it is. I googled the term and only found this discussion of it. http://hittingillustrated.com/forum/entry.php429...
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by  Chris O'LearyJump to last post
01 Feb 2018 12:20 PM
5 Replies and 1830 Views What's the Problem with Rotation?  1830  5 Started by  Chris O'Leary I've heard lots of explanations for why a focus on Rotation is bad. What have you heard
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by  Chris O'LearyJump to last post
26 Jan 2018 11:11 AM